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Hip and Thigh: Smiting Theological Philistines with a Great Slaughter. Judges 15:8

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Words We Say Wrongly

My wife said I should post this and that I should take careful note of the "ly."

I didn't learn this stuff in seminary, regrettably.

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Blogger donsands said...

Really loved that. Thanks. That man is good. I am so guilty of all that. I drive my wife, and friends crazy with my lazy grammer and mumbling.

Maybe I could try a little harder.
No way. Way. Not. Okay I give in, I shall put forth an effort to have better diction. Amen. (I think Amen is alright all by itself.)

10:34 AM, January 26, 2011  
Blogger Highland Host said...

We the English have been saying a lot of this for a long time. Most of the pronounciation issues in this video are American problems. This comes from forgetting whose language it is in the first place.

5:48 AM, January 27, 2011  
Blogger Fred Butler said...

Plus, you all had those Norms invade you. After that, they messed up every one's language.

5:53 AM, January 27, 2011  
Blogger steve said...

Actually, I'm of pre-Conquest Norman extraction. We brought civilization to the backward Angles and Saxons. They were wearing bearskins, grunting in monosyllables, and dragging their women around the floor of the cave by the hair until we taught them Latin, table manners, and Cordon Bleu cuisine.

6:06 AM, January 27, 2011  
Blogger Highland Host said...

Since my surname is of French origin, and my mother's side of the family definitely came over with the Conqueror, I suppose I'm a Norman too!

Modern English is the result of Norman and Anglo-Saxon mixing. Though of course the Normans were originally Scandinavians, and the Anglo-Saxons German. The British are now the Welsh!

6:45 AM, January 29, 2011  

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